Practical Project Management

Start Dates: TBC

Location: Virtual Book Now

Programme overview

Practical Project Management is Trigraph’s two day foundation course for project management.

It introduces a structured approach to managing projects and provides practical methods and concepts to help delegates deliver successful projects.

Theory and presentation are complemented with many opportunities over the two days to practice the concepts using a series of exercises.

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Learning outcomes

  • Define a project and its success factors
  • Identify the work using Breakdown Structures
  • Develop a schedule and critical path
  • Undertake project estimation
  • Define a framework for Project Control
  • Identify team and management requirements

Who is the course for?

This course is for participants who would like to learn about the fundamental skills that are required to plan and implement projects successfully.


*Projects and the business

  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Differentiating success from failure.
  • The importance of the Business Case. Cost benefit analysis. Stakeholder management.

*Project Methodologies and Processes

  • What is a methodology and how does it help?
  • Introduce PRINCE2®, PMBOK and TenStep.

*Developing and refining the project plan

  • Project scope and project deliverables.
  • The Product Breakdown Structure and the Work Breakdown Structure.
  • The different approaches to estimating the size of the work.
  • Developing the schedule, identifying the task dependencies and the critical path.
  • Estimation accuracy.
  • Resource types and resource scheduling. Contingency planning.

*Project Resources

  • Different organisation structures and project structures.
  • Project roles and responsibilities.
  • The Project Manager.
  • The Project Board.
  • The project team.
  • Delegation and managing the team.

*Controlling the Project

  • Requirements for project control.
  • Managing the Baseline, Milestones and deadlines.
  • Keeping track of costs. Identifying Project Risk and prioritising risk responses.
  • Managing issues, Controlling Change. Closing the project.

*Project Reporting

  • The communications plan.
  • Summary or Detailed reports?
  • Project status and review meetings.
  • Reporting to the Project Board or Steering Committee.

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